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Domestic Gitmos?

Republican lawmakers are unnerved by a preliminary Pentagon study into which US military bases could be used as a detention center to replace the facility in Guantanamo Bay, which President-elect Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates are intent on closing. Sites under consideration are Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Camp Pendleton, Calif., military sources told The New York Times. With nearly 250 prisoners remaining in Gitmo, Sen. Sam Brownback, a Republican of Kansas, said his state’s base “isn’t set up for it.” Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican of California, told The Times that “it’s an insult to military personnel serving in Afghanistan and Iraq” to house detainees on operational bases.